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Annual National Tribal Festival Aadi Mahotsav Inaugurated

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 10-02-2024
Annual National Tribal Festival Aadi Mahotsav Inaugurated Festival 4 min read

President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated National Tribal Festival Aadi Mahotsav 2024, at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

The festival will go on till February 18.

About Aadi Mahotsav

  • Every year TRIFED under the aegis of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs organizes the National Tribal Festival Aadi Mahotsav.
  • Aadi Mahotsav is an attempt to represent tribal culture on the national stage. 
  • It celebrates the spirit of tribal culture, cuisine, commerce, crafts, and traditional art. 
  • The festival features over 300 stalls, offering a varied display of Tribal art, natural product, handicrafts and delectable tribal cuisine. 
  • Along with this, one thousand artisans from across the country will also participate and showcase their performances in Aadi Mahotsav 2024. 
  • A separate Food Court representing Tribal cuisines from different parts of the country has also been set up.


Established as a National level Cooperative body in August 1987 Tribal Co-operative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) was under the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 1984 by the Government of India. 


  • It was initially set under the administrative control of the then Ministry of Welfare of India.
  • It has the basic mandate of bringing about socio-economic development for the tribals of the country.
  • It institutionalizes the trade of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) & Surplus Agricultural Produce (SAP) collected/ cultivated by tribes.
  • Later it was transferred under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. 


  • Socio-economic development of tribal people in the country is the objective of TRIFED. 
  • It has an approach of marketing development of the tribal products on which the livelihood of tribal people depends heavily as they spend most of their time and derive a major portion of their income. 
  • It works  as a market developer and service provider for tribes.
  • The strategy behind this approach is to empower tribal people with tools, knowledge, and pool of information so that they can undertake their operations in a more systematic and scientific manner. 


  • Head Office of TRIFED is located in New Delhi and it has a network of 15 Regional Offices which are located at various places in the country.


Answer: New Delhi

Answer: To showcase vibrant culture of Indian Tribes

Answer: TRIFED

Answer: Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Answer: 1987
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